Photographed over the course of two fashion-packed days at Alexandria’s Union 206 studios, our annual Style Setters list proves that substance and sartorial know-how are not mutually exclusive. Here’s how to shop their looks.
1. Holly Pan shares what every style blogger will be wearing this fall.
2. The Sheila Johnson look that’s right for every work environment
An A-line dress, a classic blazer, a scarf, and simple stud earrings command attention without distracting.
3. Colin Shah on staying warm—but looking cool—when you walk to work
“My favorite scarves are beach-towel size. I’ll wear them like a shawl over a suit on a fall day, or loose and tucked into a coat.”
4. The Michael Dumlao guide to corporate—but colorful—androgyny
Wear a longer button-down untucked. Pair it with patterned pants, then layer on an unexpected jacket and fierce beads.
5. How Joanna Rosholm gets dressed when she’s up early and dealing with decision fatigue
Add a top over a plain sheath, then pair it with a floral jacket for automatic visual interest.
6. How Pierre Garçon brings sportwear into streetwear
Fashion-forward kicks add comfort to a casual look. A timeless yet durable watch wears well with everything.
7. How Timothy R. Lowery layers his blues
Playing with texture is key when enlivening this quintessential Washington look.
8. Tamon George shares three style secrets
1. EyeBuyDirect.com sells Warby Parker–worthy frames at a fraction of the cost. 2. The perfect T-shirt length hits halfway between the bottom and the top of your back pocket. 3. Tailor your jeans to perch at the top of your boot.
9. How Kate Warren makes all-black look anything but basic
The foundation of her photo-shoot uniform includes high-rise denim, a leather moto, and high-tops.
10. How to nail Amy Baier’s dinner-party look
Start with a sleek jumpsuit. Keep jewelry simple but striking. Make your statement with your shoes and clutch.
This article appears in our September 2016 issue of Washingtonian.